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Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science

The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science is ideal for individuals who wish to further their career in the sport, fitness and exercise industry. You will develop both your practical and theoretical knowledge of coaching and fitness as well as covering contemporary units such as coaching active lifestyles, special populations, psychology and innovative and exclusive delivery. Students also get the opportunity to participate in our Sports Academy, attend trips to sports training facilities and a residential, and receive talks and lectures from industry guest speakers. Upon successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport Science (Top-up).

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022/23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Sport

The sports sector is ideal for those who have a passion for fitness and wish to share that drive with others.

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Sports Coach

Average salary - £26,200*

Sports Coaches teach sports skills to individuals and teams of all abilities to enhance performance.

Day-to-day tasks:

Planning and delivering activity sessions, giving feedback on performance to help improve technique and supporting performers at events and competitions.**

Working environments:

Fitness centres, sports fields, schools, colleges or at universities.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Leisure Manager

Average salary - £31,700*

Leisure Managers organise and coordinate activities and resources required and look after the running of sport and leisure venues.

Day-to-day tasks:

Arranging leisure activities, organising and promoting events, scheduling and managing staff, controlling budgets and monitoring performance targets for the venue and following health and safety regulations.**

Working environments:

Within a sport, fitness or leisure centre.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the sport sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Enthusiasm
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Teaching

What our students say

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science

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